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S+ sleep monitor

S+ Sleep Monitor

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Need something for an insomniac's Christmas stocking? A device called S+ is a small bedside module that has both a motion sensor to track movement and an audio sensor to track breathing. Though likely not as accurate as a wearable sleep tracker, S+ doesn't have to go to bed with you in order to work. The device records information about light levels, temperature and noise, and gives feedback on ways that you can improve your sleep environment.

S+ also works as a note-taking tool, helping users to get those racing bedtime thoughts out of their heads by letting them record notes via voice or text. In the morning, S+ will attempt to wake you during your lightest phase of sleep, so you wake up feeling more ready and refreshed.

Price: $50.00 - $85.30

Karen Rowan
Karen Rowan
Karen came to LiveScience in 2010, after writing for Discover and Popular Mechanics magazines, and working as a correspondent for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. She holds an M.S. degree in science and medical journalism from Boston University, as well as an M.S. in cellular biology from Northeastern Illinois University. Prior to becoming a journalist, Karen taught science at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, in Lincolnshire, Ill. for eight years.